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How to stream ‘The Flash’

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Jaime Carrillo


Posted on Jan 15, 2019   Updated on Jan 27, 2021, 10:50 pm CST

After decades of playing second fiddle to other DC heroes, The Flash finally found a home on a hit show. Grant Gustin stars as Barry Allen, a crime scene investigator who was struck by lightning and granted superhuman speed. Using his newfound powers in his skin-tight red-and-yellow suit, The Flash fights crime in Central City. This includes facing off against other “metahumans” including his nemesis Reverse-Flash, The Thinker, Zoom, and in season 5, Cicada. Every episode is as exciting as flipping through a graphic novel (without all that pesky reading).

Here’s everything you need to know to stream The Flash.

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What is The Flash?

  • Launched: October 2014
  • Channel: The CW
  • Genre: Superhero drama
  • Starring: Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost, Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe, Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibney/Elongated Man
  • Seasons: 6
  • Status: Renewal for Season 7 announced January 2020

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How to stream The Flash live: How to watch The Flash and other CW shows online

All the big-name live TV streaming services let you try out their services for one week, allowing you to watch The Flash for free. There are variations among them, though, especially when it comes to the local channels offered. Depending on which service you choose, the availability of the CW in your area might vary. The links below will offer a quick primer on what channels you’ll get with each service.

The Flash on Hulu with Live TV

Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.

Hulu Live TV sets you up with local channels and has a broad spectrum of entertainment and sports channels to review, including the full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, HGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy, and of course, the CW where you can stream The Flash.

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The Flash on FuboTV

FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel now on board, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.

To watch The Flash, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.


The Flash on AT&T TV Now

If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking for The Flash, get in at the AT&T TV Now Plus tier to stream it.


The Flash on YouTube TV

The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.

If you’re looking for The Flash, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.

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The Flash on the CW App

The CW isn’t just a TV station or an app on your phone, it’s available on nearly every major streaming device, meaning its easy to stream CW shows to your big screen at your convenience. All episodes of Nancy Drew (as well as other newer series Batwoman and Katy Keene) are available all season long. Yes, there are ads but on the plus side, you don’t need a cable provider or to log-in, and it’s completely free.

How to catch up on The Flash episodes

If you’re looking for a place to catch up on older episodes of The Flash, there are a couple of solutions.

If you’ve missed the latest episodes of your favorite CW shows like Riverdale, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and others, you can stream select episodes directly from The CW shows. You don’t need credentials or an account to watch the most recent episodes, but each new episode expires after a couple of weeks, so you’ll want to act quickly. You can also catch extended trailers and other video extras, so it’s worth a dive.

Basic $8.99
Standard $12.99
Premium $15.99
Try Netflix

The leading name in streaming is still the best movie streaming site online, though the competition is closing in fast. Netflix’s smart suggestions learn from your viewing habits, making recommendations based on what you watch and how you rate it. With vast libraries across every genre, Netflix has a little bit of something for everyone in your house, from war movies, documentaries, anime, and indie flicks to true crime and movies based on true stories. The only knock on Netflix is that it’s relatively light on classic movies.

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*First Published: Jan 15, 2019, 6:30 am CST
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